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Should instructional designers be project managers?

, Triple Play, United States ; , Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET), United States ; , Deakin University, Australia ; , Wayne State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Why do so many instructional design projects struggle? Perhaps one reason is that the projects are managed by instructional designers who have little project management experience. Experienced instructional designers frequently perform the role of project managers yet ID graduate programs rarely require project management courses. Even instructional designers who are not officially "project managers" need to manage projects, their own or those with other team members. Often, however, they have no training in project management.


Dobrovolny, J., Lamos, J., Sims, R. & Spannaus, T. (2002). Should instructional designers be project managers?. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 414-419). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 7, 2022 from .



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